ISBN : 9780190865306
In Taxing Wars, Sarah Kreps identifies that the deterioration of decision-making accountability with regard to war in the second half of the twentieth century has allowed leaders to wage increasingly costly and protracted wars. And because the health of a democracy can be measured by how responsive leaders are to an informed and attentive public in times of war, our current practices suggest that we are edging ever closer to how non-democracies conduct war.
Bearing the Financial Burden of War
Partisan Politics in the Early Wars: Conflicts of 1798, 1812, and 1898
The Liberty Bond Approach to War Finance: World Wars I and II
From Taxation to Borrowing: Declining Fiscal Sacrifice in Korea and Vietnam
Hide-and-Seek Wars: The Afghanistan and Iraq Wars
Cross-National Survey Evidence from the US, UK, and France